Misterton, 2017.

Misterton - S Leonard

    St. Leonard’s Church, Chapel Lane, Misterton. LE17 4JP.

 

 

  •  “Single track road, with passing places”, leads to Misterton village , signposted from the A4303 Lutterworth Road, just a few metres east of M1 motorway, Junction 20.
  • The river Swift, flowing westwards, is to the north of the village & Church.
  • Benefice : Part of the Avon Swift Group of Churches.

 

  • Tower Captain for Misterton :- Andy & Daphne, Tel. 07778-339863.

Misterton, 6 Bells.

 

    • Treble. 1946. John Taylor & Co.    (3-2-0). swing  N ↔ S
    • 2nd.       1946. John Taylor & Co.   (4-0-7). swing  N ↔ S
    • 3rd.        1675. Henry I Bagley.     (3-2-13). swing  E ↔ W
    • 4th.        1946. John Taylor & Co. (4-3-15). swing  E ↔ W
    • 5th.        1620. Hugh II Watts.       (5-3-20). swing  E ↔ W
    • Tenor.   1607. *Newcombe.  (Wt. 7-0-13). swing  N ↔ S                         

(*Robert III,Thomas III & William Newcombe).

    • No Clock.

 

Upper gallery floor rope layout plan.

………..west wall of tower………..

Tenor……Treble

 

…….5th.…………   ……….2nd.

⇓ Exit Stairway                          

………….4th.……….3rd.

…….↓overlooking nave↓…….

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Accessibility to Church.

        • From roadside & gate, hard-surfaced level path leads to one step down into south porch,
        • then one step down again, through door into nave.
        • Ramps available.

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  • Occasional ringing practices, April to September, times to be advised.
  • Toilet facilities.
  • Variable Sunday services.
  • On road car parking outside ChurchPlease be aware of entrance drives & pathways leading to houses close to Church.

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The Earlier Bells.

In 1876, records show 4 bells at Misterton (with inscriptions) :-

  • Treble. 1675. Henry I Bagley.
    • HENRY BAGLEY MADE MEE 1675
  • 2nd.      1607. Robert III, Thomas.III & William  Newcombe.
    • BE YT KNOWNE TO ALL THAT DOTH ME SEE THAT NEWCOMBE OF LEICESTER MADE MEE 1607
  • 3rd.       1620. Hugh II Watts.
    • IH’S NAZARENVS REX IVDEORVM FILI DEI MISERERE MEI 1620
    • (Jesus of Nazareth King of the Jews. O Son of God have mercy on me)
  • Tenor.  1607. Robert III, Thomas. III & William  Newcombe.
    • BE YT KNOWNE TO ALL THAT DOTH ME SEE THAT NEWCOMBE OF LEICESTER MADE MEE 1607

 

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Links.

Leicester Diocesan Guild. Market Harborough District.

Dove’s Guide.

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